Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wedding of the Month...Part 2...

The Fazio club house was decorated to the 9's. It was the perfect setting to celebrate such a momentous occasion. With her existing color scheme and pops of orange the decor was absolutely stunning.
Two beautiful arrangements with a combination of all her colors introduced her guests to the party. Her accent pieces were a combination of various sized vases with teal pebbles, underwater lights, and clusters of coordinating blooms.
Each buffet station or room had a combination of different floral pieces in a beautiful clean style. This buffet piece was built on a natural trellis with paved orange lilies in the base and suspended yellow button pomanders to carry over her pomander theme from the ceremony.

Other buffet arrangements were a combination of different height vases filled with orchids, calla lilies, ranunculus, tulips, billy balls, and fern curls.

Sometimes it's all the details that brings an event together and for this reception every other chair was adorned with a mix of 5 different blue ribbons and a white gerbera daisy.

The covered patio was a sight to behold; with draping fabric on shades of teal, white and blue and white chinese lanterns hung throughout it created a serene feeling as you enjoyed the slight breeze and beautiful surroundings.
With alternating centerpiece styles we created big, beautiful pieces for the tall arrangements in out glass clarinet vases filled with white hydrangea, orange lilies, yellow tulips, yellow oncidium orchids and white standard calla lilies. surrounded with vases of floating candles in coordinating blue water.
While the law arrangements were a mix of different vases in a very simplistic style with clusters of each type of flower in each vase accented by a teal underwater light and mixed blue pebbles.
But who can have an outdoor buffet without a fabulous showpiece to draw your eyes to? We created this beautiful piece with manzinita branges strung with angel lights and hanging yellow button pomander balls.
The base of the piece was pillowed with white hydrangea, swirling callas, oncidium orchids, and vibrant tulips. It was spectacular and added the perfect touch to the outdoor decor.

Look familiar? I hope so! These little beauties are the yellow pomander balls from the ceremony. We transfered the flowers over to the reception so they could enjoy them all night long!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wedding of the Month...Part 1...

Last weekend we had the opportunity to do fabulous florals for a stunning event at The Club at Carlton Woods Nicklaus and Fazio club houses.
The beautiful bride carried a bouquet of all miniature calla lilies in shades of white and yellow in a traditional beadermier style. While her bridesmaids carried all vibrant yellow miniature calla lilies.
The Groom wore a double miniature white calla lily boutonniere, while the groomsmen wore a yellow miniature calla lily with a two tone blue ribbon wrap. The mothers had fabulous wrist corsages of stephanotis blooms on a clear swarowski crystal bracelet.
Her ceremony was held on the veranda behind the Nicklaus club house, under a beautiful white tent. The aisle was adorned with our gorgeous shepherd hooks with soft yellow pomander balls on either side, a thick aisle runner with yellow rose petals on each side and a beautiful square arch covered in starfern, white calla lilies, yellow asiatic lilies, white and yellow spider mums and mixed greens.Her color pallet was vibrant and calming, almost reminiscent of a house on the beach on a warm sunny day. Her ceremony was a combination of various shades of teal and blue with white and yellow accents.
Stay tuned for all the fabulous reception decor...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

There is something so refreshing about spring colors and this wedding showcased them at their finest. The cake was adorned with a beautiful cascade of yellow alstromeria, lavender miniature garden roses, dusty pink lisianthus, green hypericum and white miniature garden roses. While her bouquet was a soft mix of whites, ivories and greens with roses, freesia, hydrangea, and miniature garden roses.
Her altar arrangements were a beautiful display of white and pink gladiolas in a white urn and draping greenery, while her pew decor clusters of pink lilies, lavender roses, green hypericum with a soft blue ribbon. They added just the right amount of color to the church for her ceremony. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful bride! This is why I love spring!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Houston Cup 2011

Here are some more pictures of Gena's gorgeous designs from the Houston cup:

Her funeral piece was big bold and full of texture. With red gingers, bells, vivid orange roses and purple orchids the colors were fabulous. Her bridal bouquet was done in a traditional cascade/ teardrop style with a beautiful focal area of stargazer lilies, orchids and roses.
Her interpretive piece was stunning with a gorgeous mix of natural and man made materials, mixed greens with great texture and all white blooms including Phaleanopsis orchids and white button mums. The line and texture details were stunning!

The Houston cup competition is the flower industry's equivalent of Iron chef in the food world. It's fast paced and fabulous and forces designers out of their comfort zone. It's a great way to see what you've got and show off your stuff! Once again, we want to make a big shout out to our very own Gena for wining the 2011 Houston cup!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Brag Board...

We are happy to announce that our very own Gena Bautista has won the 2011 Houston Cup competition!

We had a fabulous time going down to Greenleaf wholesale to watch Gena and 4 others compete for this prestigious award. She rocked the house with her big bold style and we are so excited for her. We will post more pictures of her fabulous designs soon, but we just couldn't wait to toot our horn! Congrats again Gena, we are so proud of you!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Party it up...

... At the Carlton Woods! The month of February saw many fabulous events at The Carlton Woods. Starting off with their wonderful Valentine's Day dinner for the lovers in the area. We decorated the club house with beautiful arrangements in all white and green with accents of red. The arrangements were a mix of beautiful tulips, hydrangea and roses.
But a week before Valentine's Day the Carlton Woods featured some of the new Ferrari models, and boy were they stunning! So of course we had to decorate the clubhouse with gorgeous masculine arrangements in rich oranges, reds and yellows. It's always fun to use a few tropicals for great shape with birds of paradise, mocara orchids, and pincushion protea.
At the end of February the Carlton Woods held the AJGA tournament at the Fazio golf course, and that night they celebrated with a fabulous carnival. The tables had gorgeous arrangements with bold color that mimicked a tropical paradise with blue delphinium, purple orchids, and yellow spiders.
But the show stopper for the carnival was the fabulous tropical tree of flowers with a focal paved area of flowers at it's base. Vivid orange protea, yellow oncidium orchids, blue delphinium, purple dendrobium orchids, bells of Ireland, yellow spider mums and mixed greens very a lively combination for this celebration!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Valentine's Sprint

The month of celebrating love has come and gone and for most florists we can all take a deep breath. While we loved every minute of the continual stream of fun, we also love to get a break and have a chance to re-charge. So during this beautiful month of leprechauns and lucky charms We'll be excited to celebrate the post V-Day holiday and get ready for a very busy wedding month.
We did however have a few beautiful weddings this last month including one at the Woodlands Country Club. The pastel colors reminded us of the promise of spring and with flowers like tulips, lilies, hydrangea and roses it was a beautiful mix of textures and color.
Instead of a grooms cake they brought in Ben and Jerry's to do a Grooms ice cream bar, so we did some fun little arrangements with colored foam to mimic the B&J logo in the vase! We thought it was a fun touch to tie in the ice cream theme! What do you think?